Wendy Parker

On the road again

| April 04, 2014

"George swears no one in Austin has a job. He says people call each other and make plans to follow one another around in their cars all day, because that's the only way Austin can ...

Campfire stories

| April 02, 2014

"One of the very best hings about MATS this year was being able to park in the Papa John's lot and hang out with people who have been in the trucking industry since Jesus had ...

Wrap-up from complete and utter over-stimulation

| March 31, 2014

Wendy on the news out of MATS and her own experience there, ultimately: "Anyway, I'm optimistic, because I like to be optimistic. Otherwise I get cranky and I can't even stand myself."

Observations from the dark side

| March 28, 2014

"If you do go to MATS, take the time to go over to the Papa John's parking lot and rub elbows with the regular guys – we've met some of the most decent human beings ...

Safety will be the death of us

| March 26, 2014

"Progress of the species is retarded when there is no failure. You can't keep someone safe from themselves: no matter how many rules you impose, there are human beings out there who will continue to ...

Helping hands are hard to findImage Gallery

| March 23, 2014

"The Precious" gets some custom vinyl lettering -- "Never underestimate the value of good help. Who else is going to hand you stuff..."

The strange lineage of Heziciah Buttonhole Benton

| March 21, 2014

...who may or may not have been a racist, according to some speculators. Wendy: "If it makes you feel any better, I probably annoy myself as much as I annoy you."

Even Superman had a Dad

| March 19, 2014

Tough news yields stronger connections... "It's not often I see the strongest person I know cry. Actually, I've only seen him do it once, and that was when our son was born."

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles her adventures and observations as a newcomer to the trucking world at her website, thegeorgeandwendyshow.com. She has been published in Funny Times magazine, as well as the online magazines Out of the Gutter, Flash Fiction Offensive and Cracked.

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